A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realise they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.
A Cinematic Sci-Fi Classic
- The Day the Earth Stood Still review by JE
And i for one think there shouldn't be any doubt about that.
It's a film with a big message that still resonates today, to look beyond division and set aside these differences to work for the common good. Some of the effects were a little suspect however, like the wires in one scene near the end which were horribly obvious, but aside from that the original 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' has stood the test of time to remain one of the great films leaning more towards the Science Fiction Genre.
I personally have no desire to see the remake released in 2008.